Turkeys - Fresh or Heritage
I see that Natural Grocer has several types of turkey, frozen:
Free Range: $1.79/lb
Can we list other findings below so we can all make informed choices? What about fresh turkeys?
Sprouts is pushing a fresh, not frozen, free range turkey that has my name on it.
For the last three years I have tried to get a fresh heritage turkey but it was too difficult or too expensive. I'm thinking the combo of fresh and free range might up the turkey enough to taste a significantly yummy difference.
Greenling.com has local organic turkeys, I believe everything they have is frozen.
Local, free range: $5.99/lb
Regular organic: $4.56/lb
Their newsletter says to order soon if you want the local birds, obviously the supply is limited.
Has anyone tasted heritage vs usual turkey? I understand the heritage take a lot longer to reach maturity and are thus more expensive, but is it justified to spend over $85 on the bird?
Also, fresh vs frozen, since even "fresh" are shipped lightly frozen (26 - 28 degrees), is there a difference?